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what makes me happy today

I had an idea for a longer post about a new discovery about myself that I've made, but I think that will have to wait for tomorrow (and hopefully it will actually happen tomorrow. I was just looking in my drafts folder and I have blog posts from ages ago that I never tidied up enough to actually post. And the original bubbles of excitement that prompted the posts have all dissipated by now, so they will probably never see the light of day.) And on that cheery note, here is what makes me happy...

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[caption id="attachment_929" align="alignnone" width="926"] having a poetry morning. I am not someone who has favorite poets so much as favorite poems and within these poems, favorite lines. Lines that make my skin prickle, my breath catch, my heart beat faster. Afterward, I have to take time to settle myself again.Today, it is Theodore Roethke's What Can I Tell My Bones?[/caption] My spirit rises with the rising wind; I'm thick with leaves and tender as a dove, I take the liberties a short life permits-- I seek my own meekness; I recover my tenderness by long looking. By midnight I love everything...

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